December Recipes

December Recipes

December Recipes


December! The season of rich food and overindulgence is finally here.

First recipe is for a lighter alternative to christmas pudding or perfect to have with yogurt and granola for christmas day breakfast.


Baked winter fruit salad.


  1. Fruit. I used 2 apples, 2 pears, and 4 plums. With the cores/ stones removed the sliced fruit weighed 500g so you want the equivalent.
  2. 1 tablespoon red wine
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon melted butter
  5. 1 teaspoon mixed spice (or 2 if you like a stronger taste).


-       Preheat the oven to 180c

-       Arrange the fruit in an oven proof dish.

-       Mix the red wine, butter, sugar and spice together and pour over the fruit.

-       Bake in the oven for 30 -45 mins. I usually go for 30 mins as I prefer the apple & pear to retain some firmness.


Serve warm, or save in a sealed container in the fridge for the next day. Perfect for breakfast with this Homemade granola, which also makes a nice foodie christmas gift if you package it up in a nice jar etc.


You will need


150g oats

50g mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds

50g raw cashew nuts

2 dessert spoons light olive oil or other mild tasting oil

5 dessert spoons maple syrup

2 teaspoons mixed spice.


  1. Preheat oven to 150c
  2. Mix the oats, cashews and seeds together and spread out on a sheet of baking paper placed onto a baking tray.
  3. Mix the oil, syrup and mixed spice together and pour over the dry ingredients.
  4. Make sure everything is evenly coated in the maple mix, spread out evenly, then place in the oven for 30 mins.
  5. Half way through remove from the oven (the outside edges will be turning brown) and mix it all up, so that it cooks evenly.
  6. Leave to cool, then store in a sealed container.


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